We get the cloud. We speak the language. Meet some of our Cloud Client Executives (CCEs), part of CDW's team of 1,400 highly skilled specialists.

In the cloud, a prescriptive, one-size-fits-all approach won't cut it. Business drivers should inform an IT strategy, and the application of cloud technologies will efficiently advance that strategy.

- Eric James CDW Cloud Client Executive

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John Cloud Client Executive


Cloud Client Executive

"Companies of all sizes can address the growing demands on their IT organizations and businesses via the Cloud in a timely, secure and cost effective manner."

With cloud solutions becoming more pervasive, John looks to solve this common question: "how do you want to consume and manage your IT infrastructure and applications?" His background, with 20+ years in the industry, allows him to consult with companies on everything from on premise data center infrastructure solutions, colocation options, managed hosting services as well as enterprise cloud solutions and services.

Steve Cloud Client Executive


Cloud Client Executive

"Nobody understands the cloud, it's a [*$!*#] mystery!"
—Jason Segel

Kidding aside, Steve truly does understand the cloud; in fact, he is an industry pioneer who created the first cloud-based unified communications offering based on Cisco Unified Communications Manager back in 2001. His passion for cloud computing brought him to CDW where he's found his calling among an industry-leading team of cloud gurus. Steve's passion is to work with medium and large companies in the Midwest to align CDW's broad portfolio of cloud products and professional services with the business outcomes that they are striving for.

Neal Cloud Client Executive


Cloud Client Executive

"Nowadays, business leaders can order services without working through their IT departments. When the service is no longer needed, they can cancel the service, no equipment is left sitting in the corner collecting dust and eating up data center budgets."

Neal comes to CDW following a successful career at AT&T. He leveraged his cloud and data center knowledge to develop customer-focused, business solutions. In addition to his cloud and data center knowledge, he also has experience with Security and Unified Communications solutions.

Sandra Cloud Client Executive


Cloud Client Executive

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"The Cloud is a dynamic technology that ultimately helps organizations be more efficient and stay competitive in today's environment, all while growing and protecting the company's revenues and image."

Sandra sees the cloud as "the new normal" thanks to its ability to help organizations work efficiently. She has seen the results herself with more than ten years of experience with integrated IT solutions. Working for a variety of clients across various market segments, she has helped create managed services, security services, network integration services, consulting, hosting, and application management solutions.

Tim Cloud Client Executive


Cloud Client Executive

" When you work with a CCE, instead of getting four sales pitches that are the best a company has to offer, you get the best that the Industry has to offer and four different ideas for your business."

Tim is a CDWer to the core. He joined our team in 2003 shortly after graduating from Miami University of Ohio. And he's been helping organizations big and small achieve their business goals ever since. Today, he focuses on Cloud technologies. His enthusiasm for the Cloud is infectious. According to Tim, the cloud is "not just something. It's everything, just a different delivery model." And it's Tim's mission to use cloud architecture to help organizations "focus on their core business, and find new ways to gain agility in the fast changing world of business today."

Shane Cloud Client Services


Cloud Client Services

"Technology should allow a company to focus on their own business, and not being in the data center and infrastructure business."

Shane has been consulting businesses on the Cloud since before they called it the cloud. Prior to joining CDW in 2013, Shane was one of the orgininal 40 sales executives from cloud provider, Terremark. Shane takes pride in solving his customer's business issues not just technology issues.

Tracy Cloud Client Executive


Cloud Client Executive

"It's like a resurgence of technology that alters how technology is delivered and digested. "I see individuals and businesses alike getting all or most of their services from cloud-based offerings."

Before joining CDW, Tracy spent 15 years managing global enterprise accounts for AT&T. It was there where he first cut his teeth on the cloud, and he's been a Cloud evangelist ever since.

Louis Hood


Cloud Client Services

"The Cloud allows for flexible computing and consumption of compute resources that reduce cost, mitigate risks, streamline processes, and stretch the IT investment dollars."

Louis brings a deep knowledge of Cloud technology and the transformative vision that has helped guide organizations in executing their cloud strategies.

Louis discusses what the future of the cloud looks like. Watch video.

Jack Nichols


Cloud Client Services

"The technology is always the easy part... Cloud is a different business model (especially in Federal) and requires different processes, procedures, governance and procurement strategies."

Jack is the Federal Cloud Client Executive for CDW•G. He supports all Federal Civilian and DoD Agencies. He meets regularly with the technology leaders of agencies to help plan and architect cost-effective technology solutions particularly in the areas of virtualization, data center consolidation and cloud computing.

Watch Jack discuss DoD's Evolving Data Distribution Strategy.

Read Jack's cloud article in Forbes Magazine.

Hear Jack on Federal News Radio.

Microsoft O365


Cloud Client Executive

"Don't skip steps! The surest way to encounter inclement weather in your cloud."

Joe comes to CDW from Singlehop, a Chicago-based cloud hosting provider where he worked as a Cloud Solutions Manager. During his time at SingleHop, Joe worked with other organizations in supplying them with enterprise class public and private cloud solutions based on each organization's unique business challenges.

Matt Cloud Client Executive


Cloud Client Executive

"Businesses need to stop asking themselves if it makes sense to adopt Cloud technologies — and start asking themselves where and when it makes sense."

Matt is a highly energized Cloud Evangelist who is passionate about helping his clients realize the agility, efficiency, performance and scale that cloud solutions can bring to their business. He believes that CDW is currently redefining the industry's definition of "Value-Added-Reseller."

Matt played an integral role managing the production cloud environment for an eCommerce company that became the #1 fastest growing company of 2011.

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